Pain in the pelvis can be incredibly uncomfortable, but a superior hypogastric plexus block can offer relief from conditions that cause it. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers this treatment to patients in Ocoee, Longwood and Orlando, FL.
What is a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
A superior hypogastric plexus block is a nerve block technique that is used to interrupt nerve signals along the superior hypogastric plexus nerves. This is done by injecting both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the superior hypogastric plexus nerves, found in the pelvis. Damage or inflammation to these nerves can cause significant pain in the pelvis or the surrounding areas of the body. This can make daily activities uncomfortable or difficult to perform. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers superior hypogastric plexus block treatments to help patients find relief from conditions that cause this pain.
What is a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block Used to Treat?
The superior hypogastric plexus block is often used to treat chronic pain in the pelvis as well as cancer pain or pain from injuries. The superior hypogastric plexus block will block pain signals from being transmitted through the nerves, providing patients with immediate and often long-lasting relief.
What Can I Expect from a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
During the superior hypogastric plexus block treatment, a small needle is inserted into the superior hypogastric plexus nerves where pain is believed to be originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected directly into the group of nerves. The local anesthetic will provide immediate relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your superior hypogastric plexus block treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are suffering from cancer pain or other forms of chronic pelvic pain, contact us today to schedule your appointment at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic. We are proud offer superior hypogastric plexus blocks and other pain management services to patients living in Orlando, Longwood, Ocoee and the surrounding Florida areas.